CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Lewisville to see beginnings of I-35E interchange expansions; Hobby Lobby coming to William Cannon, MoPac intersection in Southwest Austin and more top news

The Texas Department of Transportation will update three I-35E interchanges in Lewisville. Cars drive along Main Street in afternoon traffic. (Samantha Douty/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Texas Department of Transportation will update three I-35E interchanges in Lewisville. Cars drive along Main Street in afternoon traffic. (Samantha Douty/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Texas Department of Transportation will update three I-35E interchanges in Lewisville. Cars drive along Main Street in afternoon traffic. (Samantha Douty/Community Impact Newspaper)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Jan. 19.

Note: The following stories were published Jan. 17-18.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Lewisville to see beginnings of I-35E interchange expansions


Lewisville residents will see the beginnings of three I-35E interchange expansions in the coming year. Those expansions will be at Main Street, Corporate Drive and Business SH 121.


Frisco City Council temporarily lowers speed limit along US 380 during widening project

Drivers passing through north Frisco will have to tap the brakes for about three years.

McKinney introduces neighborhood street sign topper program

McKinney neighborhoods are now eligible to apply for street topper signs to distinguish the community from neighboring areas.

Central Texas

Hobby Lobby coming to William Cannon, MoPac intersection


Hobby Lobby is renovating a more than 70,000-square-foot space at 6600 S. MoPac, at the intersection with William Cannon Drive in Southwest Austin.

Greater Houston

23 restaurants that opened in Sugar Land and Missouri City in 2021, plus 8 coming soon in 2022


Throughout the year, Community Impact Newspaper keeps track of new restaurants, bars and tasting venues that open up in the Sugar Land and Missouri City areas. Here is a noncomprehensive list of new eateries that opened in 2021, as well as some coming soon in 2022, categorized by cuisine type.

Samantha Douty, Matt Payne, Maggie Quinlan, Sierra Rozen and Brooklynn Cooper contributed to this report.